Pamela A. Monroe was president of NCFR from 2005-07. Monroe is professor in the School of Social Work, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was awarded the Doris Lasseigne Carville and Jules Carville Endowed Chair as professor in Human Ecology in 2002. She is the Director of the Louisiana Poverty Initiative, and was Associate Dean of the Graduate School at LSU. She was a policy analyst for the LA House of Representatives and is the State Director of the Family Impact Seminars. She co-founded and coordinated NCFR’s Pre-conference Public Policy Advocacy Skills Workshops. A prolific writer and researcher, she has authored many publications, has served as a reviewer on both of NCFR’s journals, and mentored and advised many undergraduate and graduate students. She was a visiting scholar at Virginia Polytechnic University, and has presented at many conferences and workshops worldwide. Her research interests include: poverty, welfare reliance, welfare reform, family policy, women’s labor force participation, economic revitalization/work force development. She is also an NCFR Fellow.